Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
5,794 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU

Added by cretemixer on 04-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,794
Reviews:
1,556
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
941
Gots:
1,302
For Trade:
42
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Ratings: 5,794 |  Reviews: 1,556
Photo of MFMB
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep straw yellow with a hint of orange. Nose is of ripe fruits, grass and subtle pine. Taste of grass and hay with a bit of over ripe fruits that push the beer to boarderline sweet. Light citrus also getting pick up.Getting a lot more alcohol taste than I thought I would. It's not hot but it is there. A little syrupy on the mouthfeel with a semi wet finish.

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Photo of Bigdoggottaeat
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gumballhead pours a hazyish copper color with a long lasting lacing head. Hoppy aroma, with lots of floral notes. Taste is creamy, with noticeable wheat flavors, but finishes with a bitter wet hop flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, its a wheat beer and then a pale ale, nice unique flavor.

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Photo of Treyscottthomas
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam671217
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have not ever been disappointed by 3 FLOYDS. This is a hoppy yet more hints of wheat and mild malty flavored tasting brew. I like some of the other of FFF stuff, Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Space Station Middle Finger a little better. But my son, a Navy pilot down at NAS Jacksonville always wants me to bring Gumballhead down when we visit from here in northern Indiana...FFF country. Heck yes!

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Photo of beergoot
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A spiraled blend of clear and hazy bod (i.e. ,like a cloudy twister in the center of a clear outer body); thick, sticky, foamy white head. Grassy and pine-like aroma; malt and hay. Wheat and cereal grain flavors; some old fruit sweetness; muted hop bitterness. Heavy body; syrupy with a rough edge.

An interesting beer, grainy, with a heavy yet dull sweetness. It coats the tongue and delivers a nearly honeyed grain sweetness, just enough to tickle the palate without being cloying. Enjoyable..

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisDolan74
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liked it. Not my favorite from there list

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Photo of Waveoff
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrMeek
4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leoherrmann9
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bacchic-Glee
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow a really nice beer. My girlfriend and I drank it together, and she is normally very picky about beer (likes Stella and little else) and she liked it more than I did, which is surprising because it is so different from Stella.

Very distinct taste, but is extremely well-balanced. Gumballhead is, regardless of your tastes, a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefbigjon
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My wife and I were returning home from Thanksgiving and 3 Floyd's was on the way and at a good time for an early dinner (finally!). I had been wanting to visit forever, but without success until this day. This one was ordered by my wife, but as always, I got a couple sips to try it out :)

This beer pours a clear, dark golden hue that has low carbonation and a white, frothy head that dissipates slowly to a thin layer with a neck. 3.75/5 The aroma is quite muted and has a light tropical fruit hop profile along with some caramel and light malt. It smells somewhat sweet, but the muted nature makes it hard to discern any true notes. 3.25/5 The flavor is much better than the aroma in terms of strength and starts of with a caramel sweetness that is back up by wheat bread and a graininess that brings both sweetness and an earthiness to the beer. Fresh cut hay and herbal hops come out on the back end with only light bitterness that does not linger after swallowing. As the beer warms the flavor profile flips one me. The hops move to the front and the malt/sweetness moves to the end. Very interesting temperature flip. 4/5 This is a medium bodied beer that has a heavy carbonation burn that quickly dissipates and becomes wet and coating. There is very little drying and no lingering dryness. This one is much more crisp than anticipated. 3.75/5 This is a very good beer that is more suited to my wife's tastes than mine, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. The malt and hops are very well balanced and make for both an interesting and tasty drinking experience. The aroma is quite muted, but the flavor is very well crafted. 3.75/5

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Photo of ellswrth
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,794 ratings.
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